Narcissism: It's all about me!

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Narcissism: It's all about me!

The cause is unknown but some believe that childhood experiences such as parental overindulgence, excessive praise, unreliable parenting, and a lack of realistic responses are thought to contribute to narcissistic personality disorder.

The Brain & Narcissism

To be diagnosed as a narcissist you must show five out of nine symptoms.1.) An exaggerated sense of one's own abilities and achievements.2.) A constant need for attention, affirmation and praise.3.) A belief that he or she is unique or "special" and should only associate with other people of the same status.4.) Persistent fantasies about attaining success and power.5.) Exploiting other people for personal gain.6.) A sense of entitlement and expectation of special treatment.7.) A preoccupation with power or success.8.) Feeling envious of others, or believing that others are envious of him or her.9.) A lack of empathy for others.

“One day when I went to see him (Picasso), we were looking at the dust dancing in a ray of sunlight that slanted in through one of the high windows. He said to me, 'Nobody has any real importance to me. As far as I'm concerned, other people are like those little grains of dust floating in the sunlight. It takes only a push of the broom and out they go.'I told him I had often noticed in his dealings with others that he considered the rest of the world only little grains of dust. But I said, as it happened, I was a little grain of dust gifted with autonomous movement and who didn't therefore need a broom. I could go out by myself."... "i'm considerering leaving you, i said to him, once. He laughed "Nobody leaves a man like me.Nobody leaves Picasso" Françoise Gilot

Treatments for Narcissism

Individual psychotherapy can be effectively used to treat narcissistic personality disorder, although the process can be difficult and time consuming. It is important to note that people with this disorder rarely seek out treatment. Individuals often begin therapy at the urging of family members or to treat symptoms that result from the disorder.

NARCISSISM:It's all about me!

What causes Narcissism

Signs of Narcissism

Narcissism statistics

1.) Narcissistic personality disorder is about 50% – 75% frequently seen in males than in females.2.) 1 in every 6 people is a narcissist.3.) 16% of the people in the society are severely narcissists.4.) college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing.5.) Tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years.

I am God

pathological narcissists have less gray matter in a part of the cerebral cortex called the left anterior insula. Gray matter is primarily composed of neuron cell bodies and non-neuron brain cells that provide nutrients and energy to neurons, rather than sending and receiving information.

History of Narcissism:Narcissistic personality disorder has its earliest roots in ancient Greek mythology. According to the myth, Narcissus was a handsome and proud young man. Upon seeing his reflection on the water for the first time, he became so enamored that he could not stop gazing at his own image. He remained at the water's edge until he eventually wasted to death.In 1980, disorder was officially recognized in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder and criteria were established for its diagnosis. The upcoming edition of the DSM-5, due for publication in 2013, has removed five of the ten personality disorders that are in the current edition of the manual, including narcissistic personality disorder. The decision to exclude the disorder has caused some controversy, particularly among psychologists working with clients suffering from narcissistic personality disorder.


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